September 22, 1945 – May 31, 2018
Rebekah Browning Barber, age 72, passed away very unexpectedly, on May 31, 2018 at her home in Madison, Mississippi. Visitation will be June 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 11am at Parkway Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway with services at 11am. A private family graveside service will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Pastors Barry Male, Jr. and Linda Rickman will officiate.
Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas and Mildred Browning, her beloved grandmother, Lillian Oakley and her sister, Nancy Long.
In addition to her husband, Jerry L. Barber, she is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Barber Evans, husband David A. Evans, III of Oxford, MS and Beverly Barber Oden, husband Dr. Gregory Oden of Ridgeland, MS. She leaves behind five grandchildren: David and Annelise Evans and Gregory, Preston, and Josh Oden.
Mrs. Barber was born September 22, 1945, in Booneville, Mississippi. She graduated from Booneville High School in 1963 and attended North Alabama University.
Mrs. Barber met her future husband and soul mate in July 1962 and it was love at first sight for them both. They were married on January 31, 1964 and were happily married and devoted to each other for 54 years. Mrs. Barber and her husband traveled extensively throughout the world and the United States.
Mrs. Barber was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her flower garden and collecting fine antiques. She was a member of Madison United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Madison United Methodist Church or CARA.
- Jerry Lynn Barber, Husband
- Cynthia and husband David Evans III, Daughter
- Beverly and husband Dr. Gregory Oden, Daughter
- Mrs. Barber also leaves behind five grandchildren: David and Annelise Evans and Gregory, Preston, and Josh Oden to cherish her memory.
- David Evans III
- David Evans IV
- Josh Oden
- Preston Oden
- David Massey
- Jerry Harper
Madison United Methodist Church
100 Post Oak Rd., Madison, Mississippi 39110
960 N Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, Mississippi 39209
- Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, June 4, 2018
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June 4, 2018
Words do not exist to express my grief. Rebekah and I were classmates at Booneville High School (Class of 1963). She was always so beautiful and so kind. Praying your faith and your memories will see you through.
Diane Martin Miller
June 2, 2018
My deepest sympathy is extended to the family. Jerry, I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. May God Comfort you with His Peace and His Presence be with you always. Words can not express my thoughts. God Bless you now and always.